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Mel Riffe
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Greetings fellow community members! waves

It's been nearly 20y since my last D&D game. I'm out of touch on that front and RPGs as a whole. However, yesterday, my 13yo son mentioned he wanted to 'play some D&D with friends'. Imagine my delight and horror.

Where do I start? What's a good fast-paced introduction?

Fortunately and unfortunately my son loves the video games. I imagine his friends are of the same ilk. I have the added challenge that my son has Aspergers.

In my day I was not a good DM/GM. So I'm a little nervous where to begin.

If anyone has any advice, suggestions, tips, Prayers! I'd be greatly indebted.

Thanks! (in advance)

Mel
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The main ones I'm aware of are Hero Lab and PCGen.

Hero Lab licenses their content, so it's more complete and more reliable, but it also can cost quite a bit if you want all the content.

PCGen on the other hand is free and always has heavy development going on it.

I often just slap something together in Excel though.
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Seems like an awesome gift idea thinks about Christmas :-D Oh - Love the Vid - keep up the great work! (y)
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+Mel Riffe Thank you :)
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YouSawNothing + Operation Mortar + Canon = Many, many kills :-D
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That is freaking Awesome! :-D (y)
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Headed to the Celtic Festival, in Richmond, VA, this weekend. Anyone else going?

http://vacelticfestival.com/
Accomondations · British Car Show · Buy Tickets · Calendar of Events · Central Virginia Celtic Festival & Highland Games · Clans · Contact Us · Fiddle Competition · General Information · Harp Competition · Heavy Athletics · Highland Dance · Hurling · Piping and Drumming Competition · Rugby ...
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If you feel overwhelmed by MySQL configuration, you're not alone. Here's a free eBook to help you! https://vividcortex.com/resources/configuring-mysql-for-performance/
Much of the benefit of MySQL configuration comes from setting a few important options. This eBook explains mySQL configuration.
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Another Fantastic Podcast. Congratulations to LN7 for their performance.
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Super job, Sloth!
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Man, I'm pumped for the BFI! :D
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  • Juicy Parts Software
    Computer Programmer, 2008 - present
    I work closely with my Clients to build the best possible solution for their business needs.
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